Rating: 5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Roasting eggplant until it's creamy and custardy makes it the perfect base for layering with a rich, meaty sauce in this take on moussaka, which is topped with a rich layer of ricotta and mozzarella cheese in place of béchamel sauce. Don't worry if the eggplant slices look dry when flipped; they will continue to release moisture during the remainder of the roasting time. Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou, Beverage Director at WM Restaurants in Sacramento, California, picked a perfect wine pairing for this cozy dish: "Go for a Cabernet Sauvignon and Agiorgitiko blend for this dish; the plum and cherry notes and warm spices in the wine balance the richness of the eggplant and lamb."

September 2021

Gallery

Credit: Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

Recipe Summary test

active:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
4
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Arrange eggplant rounds evenly on 2 rimmed baking sheets, overlapping rounds slightly. Lightly brush both sides of eggplant rounds evenly with 5 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon salt. Roast in preheated oven until tender, deeply browned, and charred in spots, about 25 minutes, flipping and unstacking eggplant rounds so they are in an even layer halfway through cook time. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 400°F.

    Advertisement
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add lamb and cinnamon stick; cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up lamb, until lamb just begins to brown, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, hold lamb mixture in pan; pour off 1 tablespoon drippings, and discard. Add garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and crushed red pepper to pan; cook, stirring often, until mixture is fragrant and garlic softens, about 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring constantly, until almost completely reduced, about 30 seconds. Stir in crushed tomatoes and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt. Bring to a vigorous simmer over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring often, until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon stick.

  • Stir together ricotta, mozzarella, egg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.

  • Layer half of roasted eggplant in bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread lamb mixture evenly over eggplant. Top with remaining eggplant. Spread ricotta mixture evenly over eggplant; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 400°F until cheese is browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes.

Make Ahead

Moussaka can be made and refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. Let come to room temperature, and reheat at 300°F for about 15 minutes.

Suggested Pairing

Robust, spicy Greek Agiorgitiko-Cabernet: Skouras Megas Oenos

Advertisement
中文天堂最新版在线www-bt天堂网www天堂-电影天堂 长津湖免费观看完整版
意大利错失直接晋级世界杯资格 罗永浩吐槽苹果文案没文化 印度首都准备封城 速度与激情9 五个扑水的少年 星际穿越 夜色暗涌时 国足战澳大利亚大名单:4归化在列 中美元首会谈重点内容 苏宁易购回应破产传闻 国足战澳大利亚大名单:4归化在列 红色通缉令 甄嬛传 国足战澳大利亚大名单:4归化在列 中国共产党第三个历史决议全文发布 十九届六中全会公报发布 林丹世界排名被正式移除 逆局 周冠宇成为中国首位F1车手 大连一密接者擅自点外卖聚餐被调查 浦发银行回应近3亿存款莫名被质押 斗破苍穹 灵媒 外交部回应拜登重申不支持台独 24岁救人牺牲消防员获批为烈士 胡锡进谈中美元首会晤 两个女人 中国共产党第三个历史决议全文发布 24岁救人牺牲消防员获批为烈士 红色通缉令 意大利错失直接晋级世界杯资格 十九届六中全会公报发布 男子写80页PPT拯救爱情却离婚 浦发银行回应近3亿存款莫名被质押 大连现超级传播者26人在同一传播链 浦发银行回应近3亿存款莫名被质押 中国医生 寻梦环游记 房价上涨城市创七年新低 拐点来了? 花木兰 国足战澳大利亚大名单:4归化在列 失控玩家 苏宁易购回应破产传闻 我要我们在一起 长津湖 扫黑风暴 我和我的祖国 花木兰 千与千寻 24岁救人牺牲消防员获批为烈士 #耿直真香哥黑化卖惨# 扫黑风暴 得知母亲出事男子在地铁痛哭 罗永浩吐槽苹果文案没文化 国足最新出线概率0.08% 得知母亲出事男子在地铁痛哭 我和我的祖国 长津湖 我要我们在一起 大连现超级传播者26人在同一传播链 中国共产党第三个历史决议全文发布 苏宁易购回应破产传闻 国足最新出线概率0.08% 嘉南传 蜘蛛侠:英雄归来 北京冬奥火炬宣传片获金花环奖 胡锡进谈中美元首会晤 男子体检血中抽出2升油浆 国足战澳大利亚大名单:4归化在列 房价上涨城市创七年新低 拐点来了? 男子体检血中抽出2升油浆
十堰市| 常山县| 象山县| 讷河市| 翁牛特旗| 五大连池市| 垣曲县| 菏泽市| 浮山县| 顺义区| 泸定县| 金山区| 绿春县| 南华县| 营口市| 陈巴尔虎旗| 金昌市| 奉贤区| 大姚县| 榆林市| 隆德县| 谷城县| 凤山县| 桐乡市|